In days where we see very little in our world and nation to be thankful for it is just the time to go to God and give Him thanks for who He is, His sovereign hand in this world and His faithfulness to His children. We should also be thankful for all those things which He has provided for us as a church and our own family as well as personally. Our God has been good to us and has not failed to care for us in all situations.
Giving thanks is the theme of November. When our early settlers came onto the cold shores of New England they experienced hardships which we can’t imagine, yet when the winter was over and the harvest came, eventually, they gave thanks even though they had lost loved ones to death and life was still very hard for them.
You see our thanksgiving should not come only when we receive good things from the hand of God but in essence we are to thank God in every situation of life that comes our way no matter what we experience. (1 Thessalonians 5:18, “…give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”) Being a faithful God, He is aware of all our needs and is working in all things, good or bad, for our good. (Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”)
So beloved, give thanks to our Father in heaven who loves you in every situation you are going through and who is working in those experiences to make you more like Jesus and is giving you opportunities to trust Him even in the tough times of life.
With a thankful heart to God for our wonderful church family and your
faithfulness to Him, our Lord and Savior,